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Principal's Message

Dear Eaton Academy Families: 

It is with great pleasure that I write this letter to you as the newly appointed principal of Eaton Academy. I feel fortunate to have the chance to lead a school with a dedicated staff and community. I embrace the Eaton mission of giving scholars well-defined academic goals and behavior expectations which will lead to life-long learning and/or continuing education. I also embrace the principle of “Ubuntu”- I am because we are. Ubuntu is an African philosophy that has been passed from generation to generation. It's a way of life that's deeply tied to African culture and spirituality. In order to create a great school culture and academic success we need each other to thrive, and we will be able to do this by working together.  

My roots in education began in 2001;  after graduating from Wayne State University, I took a role as an elementary teacher in Mount Clemens, Michigan for four years. My fifth and last year in the district I spent as a middle school math teacher, before taking a job in 2006 on the west side of Detroit as a middle school math teacher. I spent fourteen years in the classroom until I transitioned to the role an administrator. I have spent the last five years of my career as an Assistant Principal in the city of Detroit, with some short-term interim Principal assignments. I pride myself in being an instructional Principal, which means your scholar's instruction is my main priority. I believe in visiting classrooms regularly and providing feedback to our teaching staff to ensure that your scholar is getting the best education possible, and that their learning goals are being met.

I look forward to meeting with each family and scholar, and would love to hear any suggestions or ideas that you might have to help make this the best year it can be. My door is always open to you, and I am excited about all we will accomplish together for your scholar, and look forward to celebrating our collective success this school year!

Your Principal, 

Nicole Sims


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